Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets



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'Please read this leaflet carefully before you take this medicine. If you are not sure about anything ask your pharmacist or doctor.

What are Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets?

iGaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets belong to a group of [medicines called ‘reflux suppressants’, which form a protective layer on top iof the stomach contents to prevent stomach acid escaping from the stomach [where it works into the food pipe causing pain and discomfort.

'What are Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets used for?

[Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets are used for the treatment of 'symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn land indigestion, which may occur for example following meals or during [pregnancy, and in patients with symptoms related to oesophagitis.

iBefore using Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets: Do not [take this product if:

'• You know you are allergic to any of the ingredients as very rarely difficulty [ in breathing and skin rashes have occurred (see further information for a [ full list).

[Take special care before treatment with Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 [Peppermint Tablets:

iThis medicine contains sodium (10.6 mmol per two-tablet dose) and calcium [(3.2 mmol per two-tablet dose).

'• If you have been advised to follow a diet restricted in either of these salts [ please consult your doctor before taking this product.

'• Please also talk to your doctor regarding these salt contents if you suffer or I have suffered from significant kidney or heart disease, as certain salts [ could interfere with these diseases.

[If you have phenylketonuria, note that this product is sweetened with 'aspartame, a source of phenylalanine.

[Pregnancy and breast-feeding:

'You can take this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. As with all [medicines, the treatment duration should be limited as much as possible.

[Taking other medicines:

iDo not take this product within two hours of taking other medicines by [mouth as it can interfere with the action of some other medicines. This is especially important if you are taking fluoroquinolones (an antibiotic), iron [preparation, thyroid hormones, chloroquine (for malaria), estramustine (for


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How to take Gaviscon Extra Strength 5®0 PepperhuntTabletsf    [

[For oral administration. Chew thoroughly before swallowing.    i

Adults and children over 12 years: When symptoms occur take one to two ! tablets after meals and at bedtime.

Children under 12 years: should only be taken on medical advice.    I

[If you forget a dose it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry i on taking as before.    [

If you take too much of this product you may feel bloated. It is unlikely to [ cause you any harm, but please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

After taking Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets:    [

If symptoms persist after 7 days consult your doctor.    1

Possible side effects:    I

Very rarely (less than 1 in 10,000) chance of an allergic reaction to the    [

ingredients. Symptoms of this may include skin rash, difficulty in breathing, i dizziness, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. If you experience [ these or any other side-effects stop taking the product and consult you doctor ' or pharmacist    [

[If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This I includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report [ side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: "". By reporting side effects, you can help[ provide more information on the safety of this medicine.    1

Storing your medicine:    [

[Do not use after the expiry date (EXP month/year) shown on the pack.


Do not store above 30°C.    [

Further information: Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets are i off-white to cream, circular, flat with bevelled edges tablets with the odour [ and flavour of peppermint.    i

Each tablet contains sodium alginate 500 mg, sodium bicarbonate 267 mg and[ calcium carbonate 160 mg as the active ingredients. The other ingredients are ' peppermint flavour, marcrogol 20,000, mannitol (E421), copovidone,    [

aspartame (E951), acesulfame potassium (E950), magnesium stearate.

These tablets do not contain sugar or gluten.    [

Gaviscon Extra Strength 500 Peppermint Tablets are available in pack sizes of1 [12’s& 24’s Not all pack sizes may be marketed.    i


Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited, Dansom Lane, Hull, IIU8 7DS. i lPL Holder: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK), Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3UH [ Gaviscon and (J) are trade marks.    I

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Text revised: January 2014    I